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India beats Pakistan in penalty shootout to win Gold in men's hockey

Indian men's hockey team, with this win over arch-rival Pakistan, had also qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics


India on Thursday beat Pakistan in a penalty shootout to win gold in men’s hockey in the Incheon Asian Games. With this win, Indian men's hockey team also qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics after winning gold in Asiad. Indian women 4x400m relay team also won gold in the Asian Games.


This was the 160th match between the teams. At the Asian Games it was 13th meeting with three victories for India, two drawn and eight defeats.


Here is the sequence of Penalty Strokes...

1st : India 1 - 0 Pakistan (Akashdeep Singh)

2nd : India 1 - 0 Pakistan (Muhammad Irfan)

3rd : India 2 - 0 Pakistan (Rupinder Pal Singh)

4th : India 2 - 1 Pakistan (Muhammad Waqas)

5th : India 2 - 1 Pakistan (Manpreet Singh)

6th : India 2 - 1 Pakistan (Muhammad Umar Bhutta)

7th : India 3 - 1 Pakistan (Birendra Lakra)


Nifty, Sensex will move sideways – Weekly closing report

Nifty may move in a narrow range between 7850 and 8000


The S&P BSE Sensex closed the week that ended on 1st October at 26,568 (down 58 points or 0.22%), while the NSE's CNX Nifty ended at 7,946 (down 23 points or 0.29%). Last week, we had mentioned that the Nifty could rally until 8,100 as long as it does not go below the last week’s low of 7,841. Although this week, the index did not cross the level of 7,841, the benchmark was directionless

Following a volatile session, Nifty closed marginally lower on Monday. Nifty closed at 7,959 (down 10 points or 0.12%). Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on his five-day official visit to United States starting 26 September 2014, was due to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on 29-30 September 2014. Market waited for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bi-monthly monetary policy review on Tuesday.

In line with what we anticipated on Monday, most of the session the Nifty moved sideways on Tuesday, except for volatility observed in the afternoon session. Nifty closed at 7,965 (up 6 points or 0.07%). As was widely foreseen RBI kept the key rates unchanged. The RBI in its fourth bi-monthly credit policy review kept repo, reverse repo, cash reserve ratio and bank rate unchanged.

Data released by the government after trading hours on Tuesday, showed that eight core industries, comprising nearly 38% of the weight of items included in the index of industrial production (IIP), grew 5.8% in August 2014 up from 2.7% growth posted in July 2014.

Against what we mentioned on Tuesday, the Nifty closed lower on Wednesday following the weak data from the US. Nifty closed at 7,946 (down 19 points or 0.24%). Confidence among US consumers fell to a four-month low in September as Americans' views of the labour market deteriorated.

Fitch said India's growth is expected to accelerate to 5.6% in the current fiscal and further to 6.5% in 2015-16, buoyed by strong investments and political certainty.
The Indian stock exchanges remain closed on Thursday on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi and again on Friday on account of Dussehra.

For the week, among the other indices on the NSE, the top two performers were IT (3%) and Media (3%), while the worst two performers were Realty (3%) and Metal (2%).

Among the Nifty stocks, the top five stocks for the week were Sun Pharma (7%); Wipro (5%); Infosys (5%); Zee Entertainment (4%) and Tata Consultancy (3%) while the top five losers were DLF (7%); Jindal Steel & Power (7%); Tata Steel (5%); Tata Power (4%) and IDFC (4%).

Of the 1,499 companies on the NSE, 785 companies closed in the green, 663 companies closed in the red while 51 companies closed flat.

Out of the 27 main sectors tracked by Moneylife, top five and the bottom five sectors for this week were:


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ML Worst sector


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Software & IT Services


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Tatkal tickets become costlier

With the introduction of dynamic pricing, 50% of the Tatkal tickets would become costlier and there is no refund or concession


The Indian Railways has introduced premium Tatkal tickets online for select trains. These tickets, sold only online on a confirmed basis under dynamic pricing, form 50% of the regular quota available under the Tatkal scheme.


Under the dynamic pricing scheme based on distance-slab, the fare would increase by 20% after each slab of 10% of berths are sold. There, however, is a cap on maximum fare, which can be charge under the dynamic pricing scheme.


In addition, there will not be any concession or refund on tickets brought from this quota. All existing rules for Tatkal booking will apply to the premium tickets as well.



suneel kumar gupta

3 years ago

Again misdirected move. Rather than increasing accommodation in trains, increase in tatkal charges


Gopalakrishnan T V

3 years ago

Greed has no end. Exploitation is the means to satisfy the greed. The hapless people have no means to fight it out but to succumb to the greed and contribute and suffer perennially. Change of Government has changed the approach to loot the public.People have voted for only Mr Modi on his promises and definitely not the members he has elected to bring in the effective Corporate governance he has all along been harping.If these Ministers are referred to a Public referendum except perhaps one or two of his Ministers others would definitely do not stand a chance to continue.

Kiran Aggarwal

3 years ago

Trying to Go like Airline way.
Railways need to put atleast 5 trains
In 4 Directions of India.

People will be angry and
There will be a hue n cry
bcoz everybody's pocket is not that much deep- Railways wants it to be.

Railways need to Think like
Taj Mumbai


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